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2012-10-09 05:47:21 PM  
I have absolutely no shame in declaring my affinity for The Last Crusade. I honestly have never really understood the hate for it. Raiders is the better movie, but Last Crusade is as good as any other popcorn flick that's been made in the time since.

/Still pissed they didn't turn Fate of Atlantis into the fourth movie.
//98...99...100 beads!
 
2012-10-09 05:47:23 PM  

Electromax: If Crystal Skull came out 2nd or 3rd it would be just as beloved as the others. Bunch of adults in here expecting to feel the same vibe as movies they watched for the first time when they were 6.


Right, that's why Fark is full of people who love the recent Marvel movies and the Pixar series?

The "you're too old to appreciate it" argument is lame. If I can appreciate Thor and Captain America, I'm pretty sure I could appreciate a 4th Indy film.

The problem with the 4th Indy film is that it had none of the spirit of the first 3. The first 3 films had a reasonably young and enthusiastic Spielberg shooting a reasonably young and enthusiastic Harrison Ford. They were having a blast and it shows on the film. They were thrilling to watch (in part because it was all shot with stuntmen rather than CG which deadens drama).

The "nuking the fridge" scene isn't the worst part about Indy 4. In fact, it's one of the best bits. The reason people hate it is that when people aren't enjoying a film, they start picking at the factual inaccuracies. And even Shia LeBeouf ain't that bad.
 
2012-10-09 05:52:48 PM  

Trocadero: pute kisses like a man: Metaluna Mutant: Ok time for the official fark list of "movies which had NO sequels"
Feel free to add

The Matrix
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Highlander


Exception: alien and aliens

Chinatown
Jaws

Exception: godfather part I and II

Major League
Caddyshack

Exception: Beverly Hills Cop 2


Smokey and the Bandit
Mel Brooks History of the World Part I


Exception: Die Hard With A Vengeance, The Empire Strikes Back
 
2012-10-09 09:19:11 PM  

Karac: Trocadero: pute kisses like a man: Metaluna Mutant: Ok time for the official fark list of "movies which had NO sequels"
Feel free to add

The Matrix
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Highlander


Exception: alien and aliens

Chinatown
Jaws

Exception: godfather part I and II

Major League
Caddyshack

Exception: Beverly Hills Cop 2

Smokey and the Bandit
Mel Brooks History of the World Part I


Exception: Die Hard With A Vengeance, The Empire Strikes Back


Transformers - The 1986 cartoon

Exception: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
 
2012-10-09 10:54:27 PM  

farkeruk: Electromax: If Crystal Skull came out 2nd or 3rd it would be just as beloved as the others. Bunch of adults in here expecting to feel the same vibe as movies they watched for the first time when they were 6.

Right, that's why Fark is full of people who love the recent Marvel movies and the Pixar series?

The "you're too old to appreciate it" argument is lame. If I can appreciate Thor and Captain America, I'm pretty sure I could appreciate a 4th Indy film.

The problem with the 4th Indy film is that it had none of the spirit of the first 3. The first 3 films had a reasonably young and enthusiastic Spielberg shooting a reasonably young and enthusiastic Harrison Ford. They were having a blast and it shows on the film. They were thrilling to watch (in part because it was all shot with stuntmen rather than CG which deadens drama).

The "nuking the fridge" scene isn't the worst part about Indy 4. In fact, it's one of the best bits. The reason people hate it is that when people aren't enjoying a film, they start picking at the factual inaccuracies. And even Shia LeBeouf ain't that bad.


ya had me till that last sentence
 
2012-10-09 10:58:24 PM  

Aidan: TFA made me smile. I enjoyed it muchly.

raerae1980: Is this where I whine about not finding a job in archaeology? No? Carry on then.

/Wish they'd make a 4th too

STILL? Damn, girl. Thought you'd actually managed to get a so-so job sometime last year. But my memory's not good for faceless internet folks.


I'm still working at a museum but not in archaeology. After networking for a year I've decided to get more training and practical experience. I'm applying to an internship that is highly competitive (only 1 indiv is selected!!) and looking into volunteering at some of the other museums. Can't volunteer at the one I'm already at, though :(

/I'm not giving up
//sorry for thread jack
 
2012-10-10 01:15:07 AM  

Electromax: If Crystal Skull came out 2nd or 3rd it would be just as beloved as the others. Bunch of adults in here expecting to feel the same vibe as movies they watched for the first time when they were 6.


You're probably too young to realize this, but not everything about being an adult involves pining for your youth. Being old, I have enough life experience that I can put my past in its proper perspective. I've rewatched movies from my youth that I once loved that turned out to be not that great, but I've also rewatched movies from my youth that turned out to have a lot more depth that I once thought. Holy Grail is a good example. A young person doesn't really relate to the father-son dynamic of the movie because most young people still think Dad will always be there. When you're old enough to have seen your loved ones start to pass on from old age, you relate to Indy in a different way. As for Indy 4, there were good things about it. I liked that they moved on from Nazis and adopted a 50's B-movie feel. I liked Kate Winslett's character. And I didn't even have a problem with Shia LeBeouf. The problem was that it was just a sloppily made movie. It wasn't up to the standards Spielberg set for himself.
 
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